June 17, 2002
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - University of Arizona men's golfer Ricky Barnes carded a two-round total of 153 (+13), but did not make the cut at the 2002 United States Open Championship.
Barnes, a 6-foot-1, native of Stockton, Calif., shot a five-over-par 75 Friday at Bethpage State Park's Black Course and finished his two-day stay at the U.S. Open tied for 94th place with a 78-75=153 total. He was three strokes shy of making the 36-hole cut.
One of just five amateurs to qualify for the field of 156, Barnes finished among a group of 13 players tied for 94th place that included former UA All-American Jim Furyk and past U.S. Open champions Tom Kite (1992) and Lee Janzen (1993/1998).
It was the second career appearance at the U.S. Open for Barnes, who just completed his junior season at Arizona. He also missed the cut at the 2000 Open at Pebble Beach.
In his three-year collegiate career, Barnes has competed in 42 tournaments and collected five career victories. He has a 71.43 stroke average in 127 career rounds played, which is the lowest stroke average in Arizona history. Barnes, a three-time All-America selection, is one of 10 letterwinners that will return for the Wildcats in 2002-03.